John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson



Martinez March 29, 1893.

My dear Mr Johnson-

I see by the newspapers that the President has appointed a Wisconsin man to the land office so that Irish danger is past. Weeks ago however I sent my protest to Hoke Smith against Irish, & I suppose Armes did. I know that Robinson has been dealing out Southern Pacific influence in his grand way. It is hardly so bad as he makes out but disgracefully near it. I admire your efforts for Yosemites sake Your pluch & & perserverance for the public good in such matters is immortal & well nigh divine Were you not a sadly rare man the J.P.s of this world would speedily wilt.


I saw McAllister the other day & found that exactly nothing had been done in the Yosemite recession business. California cares not for Yosemite & never will do anything. But you go ahead in Congress & you will get a good deal of help from us nevertheless. The management of the Sierra reservations is an important matter & I called the attention of the Sierra Club to it at our last meeting First of all & most important of of all. The sheep must be kept off & this will require a good many mounted soldiers.

Ever Cordially Yours

John Muir


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1893 Mar 29


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0906

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